October 31 - Sunday Session


Today's Sunday session was again a mix of kids, parents and the regular students. We had visitor Matt (USA) who wanted to try out the Mugen style. Though having many years of training in Karate and Brazilian Jiujitsu, Matt had had a great experience in both the beginner's and advanced classes today. 

Matt vs Yamaguchi-sensei

Miku - High round house

Yamaguchi-sensei made all the kids spar with the adults many times. It was good for them to experience fighting against others more advanced and much bigger than them. Mugen Karate is more about technique and spirit than being simply being bigger and stronger.

Taiki - Left round house

Yume-san vs Hane-san

Issei  - Axe Kick

It was nice to have Yamaguchi-sensei allow the kids to practice with the adults again. This is something you do not see in other karate dojos. This makes Mugen such a special place to be. Where most parents would be on the sideline watching their kids compete, Mugenryu promotes participation, communication and bonding between adults and children.


October 28 - Fighters Club # 4

The Fighter Ring

Tonight's training was very focused on techniques. Usually Fighters club has lots of intense drills but today Yamaguchi-sensei helped improve our timing and rhythm with punches and kick. It was much needed!

Yamaguchi-sensei airborn

Fake low kick then to head - very effective when you look down first.

Yosuke-san managed to make it for the training tonight and that made it even more special. With his 8 years of experience every one learned a lot from watching him tonight.

Yamaguchi-sensei was in top form (as always) and yet again a very popular pick in the match sparing.  It's always good to watch him spar especially with opponents much larger than him. Size in this case does not matter!

Yamaguchi-sensei vs Yosuke-san - 3 matches at the end, incredible..

I am truly looking forward to Fighters Club # 5.


October 23 - Karate Kids!

It’s always great to watch kids do karate.
They always try hard and it wonderful to see everyone improve week by week.
But mostly importantly, everyone has fun!
Today we had over 20 kids with Taka-sensei teaching - all had a great time.

The awesome line up!


Taka-sensei leading the Kihon

Miku – super high kick!

The Front Kick (Mae-geri)

All diligently poised for the end of class – If only they did that before going to bed every night :-)

Coming up soon (Oct 30th) is the kids grading in the Azabu Juban Dojo.
Good luck everyone!